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dear daughter i want you to be strong not stubborn

Dear Daughter: I Want You to Be Strong, Not Stubborn

Last fall, I asked a few of my writer friends to share their letters to their daughters here on the blog. Their heartfelt and vulnerable words for their little (and grown-up) girls inspired and uplifted me as a mom, as a motherless daughter and as a believer. Today, I’m sharing my own message to my …

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Dear Daughter: This is How to Be a Woman

Today’s ‘Dear Daughter’ letter comes from a mother to two daughters in southwest Virginia, Kristin Burke. Kristin recounts a critical conversation she had with her oldest daughter, about a situation with “mean girls” at school, a few months before she turned 10. Her words remind us how to be a woman at any age–with strength, grace and …

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Permission to Grow: Healing Opens the Door for Growth

The final guest post in this summer’s “Permission to Grow” series is written by my beautiful friend and fellow Austinite, Jamie Kingsley, who invites us to just say “YES.” Permission to Grow Healing opens the door for growth Looking back, I refer to my 20’s as “The Dark Years.” Deeply wounded, I continued to make decisions …

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